PHJF wrote on Oct 14, 2012, 11:23:
To be fair, American Indians didn't have interstellar starships, did they? If they have an automated medical bay which can perform Caesarean sections with fricken lasers they are probably equipped to handle alien microbes, viruses, and bacteria. I just don't think any of them were expecting to stumble into a cache of biological weapons.
The fact there was a cache of biological weapons isn't the relevant point. The evidence is that they weren't
equipped to handle alien microbes, based on the fact that, well, they didn't. Indeed, there was no decontamination protocol at all when they re-entered the ship. No indication that they even considered the possibility that something like that could happen. Well, not strictly true - as the one woman, when talking about the guy who was infected by David says, "if it was airborne, we'd all be infected". Absolutely true, if it was airborne, they'd all be infected. Which is the point where it's too late to do anything about it. Other than get roasted alive.